EDEN CLUSTER - A 46-year old suspect is scheduled to make his first court appearance in the George Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 28 March 2022, in connection with the death of his girlfriend.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect himself alerted police on Saturday, 26 March 2022 of a sudden death. However, when members responded to the scene at their residence in Llama Street, Dellville Part, Pacaltsdorp, they found the victim on a mattress on the living room floor. She had already succumbed to multiple injuries with signs of blunt trauma and visible bruises on her body and head. Upon further investigation of the scene, police members found blood traces in the hallway as well as in the second bedroom of the house, indicating a possible physical altercation.
The deceased was later identified as the 30-year-old Andrisia Alaart, the girlfriend of the accused. An autopsy will be conducted early in the week to determine the possible cause of death.
Subsequently members arrested the suspect on the scene. He is currently detained at the Pacaltsdorp police holding cells on a charge of murder and is suspected to make his first court appearance in the George Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, Monday, 28 March 2022.
The Western Cape Provincial management has condemned such acts of violence aimed against our vulnerable, especially women, especially during a month where we are supposed to observe the fundamental rights of all and speak out against Gender-based violence and Femicide.
Source: South African Police Service